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Intelligence and National Security Discussion

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 09 Sep 2017 13:28

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 409192.cms

NEW DELHI: Over 2,000 personnel of a "dying" paramilitary cadre will be "transferred" to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to boost the on-ground presence of the agency on the eastern borders, where India is bolstering its defences by building roads and other military infrastructure.
A total of 2,765 posts of the civilian cadre of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will be shifted to the IB command over the next year. Of these posts, 2,039 are operational.

"The civil wing of the SSB should be transferred to the IB lock, stock and barrel, including land, physical infrastructure, equipment among others," a government blueprint, accessed by PTI, said.
A top security official privy to the "ambitious" plan said a 300-page proposal for the transfer of the assets -- both manpower and infrastructure -- had been prepared at the SSB headquarters here and had been vetted by the home ministry and the office of the national security advisor (NSA) for final implementation.

He added that the manpower of the civil wing of the SSB, which is termed as "dying" as it does not have promotional and work avenues, would be deployed to bolster the IB's presence in the eastern border areas, where these officials have worked for long.

The average age of the cadre, the official said, was above 50 years and the personnel had done a lot of work with the people living along the Nepal and Bhutan borders.

They not only helped them integrate with the mainstream, but also acted as the "eyes and ears" of the SSB, the designated lead intelligence agency on the two borders.

The cadre was first raised in 1963, in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression of the previous year, to work in the border areas and promote a sense of national belonging and pro-India feelings among the local population.

It worked under the external intelligence agency -- Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) -- till 2001, under the name Special Service Bureau.
The name of the force was changed to Sashastra Seema Bal in 2003, following the 1999 Kargil conflict. It was then tasked with guarding the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders on the country's eastern flank.

"The transfer of the civilian SSB cadre will begin once the long-awaited cadre restructuring of the force is approved and implemented. All this will take about a year to take shape," the official said.

The blueprint envisages that once these officials are transferred to the IB, they will be "utilised for different activities related to intelligence, keeping in view the expertise and proficiency of the incumbents".

"These personnel have only been doing civic action work and publicity of government schemes in the far-flung border areas and anti-Naxal operation zones for close to two decades now.

"After the SSB was declared an armed force of the Union in 2001, they became a dying cadre as they were not uniformed personnel. Now, their experience and knowledge of the locals, languages and natural features of the border areas will be used to aid the hardcore intelligence work of the IB," the official said.

He added that as per the blueprint, the cadre, after the proposed transfer, "will be treated at par with the IB employees" and some of them might even be retained post retirement considering their expertise and knowledge of the field areas.

The cadre, for the last over 50 years, has been working in insurgency-hit areas along the border and Naxal-hit states, undertaking civic welfare programmes such as teaching children in schools, conducting medical camps and organising vocational training courses.

The men and women of this cadre were seen as fast losing their sheen as they were not getting timely promotions and could not opt for combat posts as their physical fitness did not allow them to perform arduous tasks and their recruitment rules were different from those of the uniformed staffers.

The SSB, with a strength of about 70,000 personnel, has been guarding the 1,751-km Indo-Nepal border since 2001 and the 699-km Indo-Bhutan border since 2004.

It is deployed along the international border in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, with many of its posts located close to the Sino-India border.

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby ramana » 10 Sep 2017 07:18

So minor reform.
Hope IB utilizes the expertise.

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby Rahul M » 07 Dec 2017 19:40

http://zeenews.india.com/india/china-sp ... 61277.html

China spying through 42 apps, delete them: Intelligence Bureau to soldiers

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby Singha » 08 Dec 2017 09:35

IBNLIve - is this a good or bad thing .

New Delhi: In a significant development, elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on Thursday decided to admit India as its new member, which is expected to raise New Delhi's stature in the field of non-proliferation besides helping it acquire critical technologies.

The decision was taken at the two-day plenary meeting of the grouping in Vienna.

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby Aditya_V » 08 Dec 2017 10:49

In some ways it can be good , especially if this part is true

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassenaar_Arrangement

Every six months member countries exchange information on deliveries of conventional arms to non-Wassenaar members that fall under eight broad weapons categories: battle tanks, armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), large-caliber artillery, military aircraft, military helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems, and small arms and light weapons.


So except for Chinese deliveries we would know every other type of armament Pakis are getting.

Chinis seem to be out of this, But then Russians and Other western Countries should be sharing what is being supplied to the PLA, PLAAF, PLAN and then used for the term "Reverse Engineered".

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby wig » 26 Jan 2018 13:00

https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/st ... 2018-01-26



a group has decided to expose villains of the Valley by making personal details such as geolocation and bank details of terror outfits like ISIS sympathisers public.
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Cyber sleuths bust network of terror supporters, set to reveal names
Mallu Cyber Soldiers have busted a network of terror supporters, who are spilling venom in the minds of youths in Jammu and Kashmir through social media.

Mallu Cyber Soldiers have busted a network of terror supporters, who are spilling venom in the minds of youths in Jammu and Kashmir through social media. Hackers’ investigation, which was shared with Mail Today, shows that over 2,000 active members linked to banned terror outfits are sharing Islamic propaganda, putting Indian armed forces in bad light.


they seem to have done a thorough job. looking forward to full disclosure of identities and funding conduits

These details include contents of their laptops, social media account, mobile and bank details apart from their location.

“It was a 10-month-long investigation, which we think is a tribute to the public on this Republic Day,” said an anonymous hacker of the group. The hacking group is going to dump all the data collectedon an open forum in the internet.

Over 50 Indian hackers involved in the extensive operation got access to their encrypted chat via social engineering.

“It is after several layers of filter and verification that we are making details of these people public and we take responsibility for it. Our motive is to expose villains of the Valley. If security agencies want, they can use our investigation and we will give all assistance,” hacker told over the encrypted call.

They revealed that supporters are roping in teachers and preachers to target young Kashmiris. The investigation carried by the hackers also shows financial transactions into teenagers' accounts, who are used as carriers for terrorists.

“We also have details of how money was transferred into teenagers’ bank accounts and soon after few days, they used to withdraw it. They are only working as a carrier of illegal money by keeping a small portion of commission with them,” a hacker said.

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby krishna_krishna » 26 Jan 2018 18:50

two saudi nationals arrested from Rajasthan, and one bomber arrested from J&K shows different axis use to target 26th Jan :

http://www.firstpost.com/india/two-saud ... 20985.html

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Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Postby wig » 29 Jan 2018 19:05

http://indianexpress.com/article/techno ... t-5043152/

Fitness app Strava’s heatmap reveals locations of secret military bases
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Ruser goes on to point out that it not just US military bases which are revealed online by Strava’s heat map. The maps makes it possible to see other bases including Russia’s military bases, those in Afghanistan, and Turkish patrols North of Manbij in Northern Syria. According to Russer, the map can be used to figure out known military bases.

He also pointed on Twitter that it was possible to locate jogging routes for soldiers, who had the app on for tracking during these activities, which is dangerous. The Strava map can be used to figure out regular routes that are taken by them and puts them at considerable risk, especially for those posted in combat locations.


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